MANILA, Philippines – Richard Gomez, who is running for mayor of Ormoc City, gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Lucy Torres-Gomez after he was awarded Best in Master’s Thesis (M.A. in Business Administration) at the 37th Commencement Exercies (Graduate Programs/Baccalaureate Programs) of the University of Perpetual Help (Las Piñas campus) at the PICC yesterday. Guest speaker was Sen. Bongbong Marcos (inset).
Aside from Lucy and the couple’s daughter Juliana (second from right), present to cheer Richard right on were (from left) Lucy’s sister Carmen Torres-Rama, cousin Rocky Honrade (rightmost), and Lucy’s parents Julie and Don Manuel Torres.
‘Pinagpawisan, pinagtiyagaan at pinaghirapan,’ was how Richard described his achievement as he thanked his professors and the people who helped him with his thesis.